American colleges sorting through a record number of applications from China are increasingly turning to video interviewing services to assess students' language skills, get a feel for their personality - and weed out fraudsters.
by Michael Melia, Associated Press
2.2.2016
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is telling people in an upstate New York village to have their well water tested for a chemical used in making Teflon.
by The Associated Press
2.2.2016
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India took a step toward modernizing its cities on Thursday by awarding 20 with funds to solve problems from shoddy sewage treatment to snarled traffic.
by Nirmala George, Associated Press
2.2.2016
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The probable mastermind in the brazen escape of three inmates from a California jail had help from a woman whose English classes he was taking while locked up, authorities allege.
by Gillian Flaccus and Robert Jablon, Associated Press
2.2.2016
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Around the fifth month of her pregnancy, Daniele Ferreira dos Santos fell ill with a high fever and angry red splotches on her skin.
by Mauricio Savarese and Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press
2.2.2016
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The federal government is investing more money this year to help local governments improve their water systems, and about $80 million will go to Michigan next week, President Barack Obama told the nation's mayors on Thursday.
by Kevin Freking, Associated Press
1.26.2016
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Spending on air traffic control operations has doubled over two decades, while productivity has declined substantially and efforts to improve performance have been ineffective, according to a report released Wednesday by a government watchdog.
by Joan Lowy, Associated Press
1.26.2016
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Gov. Jerry Brown took a muted tone Thursday as he delivered his State of the State address to the California Legislature, urging fiscal restraint and reinforcing policy positions he has already articulated rather than proposing expensive new programs.
by Juliet Williams, Associated Press
1.26.2016
7:45am
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A regional director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency resigned in connection with the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the same day the agency's chief issued an emergency order directing state and city officials to take actions to...
by John Flesher, Associated Press
1.26.2016
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A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States started dumping snow in Virginia, Tennessee and other parts of the South on Friday as millions of people in the storm's path prepared for icy roads, possible power outages and other treacherous conditions.
by Ben Nuckols and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
1.26.2016
7:15am
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Sinking oil prices have cratered the stock market. But a silver lining could appear eventually.
by Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press
1.26.2016
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Global markets fell on Friday after China's Shanghai stock index sank to its lowest level in more than one year amid renewed concerns about the world's second-largest economy. The price of oil fell below $30 per barrel.
by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer
1.19.2016
8:15am
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A corpse has tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone, officials said Friday, the day after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak over in West Africa.
by Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press
1.19.2016
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Haier Group, the world's biggest home appliance maker, is buying General Electric Co.'s appliance business for $5.4 billion to expand its U.S. and global presence.
by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer
1.19.2016
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Four weeks after announcing he wouldn't run for president, Joe Biden returned to the world-renowned cancer center in Texas where doctors had tried to save his son's life.
by Josh Lederman, Associated Press
1.19.2016
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Port St. Lucie, a disparate series of residential developments and strip malls, had little to boast beyond its proximity to a nuclear plant and its fame as the spring training home of the New York Mets. Then Lily Zhong came to town, plunked down $500,000...
by Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer
1.19.2016
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Volkswagen lagged while other major automakers cashed in on record European car sales in December as the German company struggled with the fallout from its emissions-cheating scandal.
by The Associated Press
1.19.2016
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The House is poised to pass legislation that seeks to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test by expanding sanctions on Pyongyang, a move with strong bipartisan support despite questions over how effective the new restrictions can be.
by Richard Lardner, Associated Press
1.12.2016
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Volkswagen's new chief executive plans to present remedies for fixing diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests when he meets with the top U.S. environmental regulator this week.
by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer
1.12.2016
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Laura Gideon and her family endured the sickening stench from an out-of-control natural gas leak for about a month before they could no longer tolerate the nausea, headaches and nosebleeds.
by Brian Melley, Associated Press
1.12.2016
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With extremists finding fertile ground for recruitment online, the White House is dispatching top national security officials to Silicon Valley to seek the tech industry's help in disrupting the Islamic State group and other terrorists.
by Brandon Bailey and Julie Pace, Associated Press
1.12.2016
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The Japanese company that owns the Hello Kitty brand said it has fixed a security leak in an online fan site for the character that compromised the personal information of 3.3 million users.
by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer
1.5.2016
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Residents in northern Alabama were warned to be alert for moderate to severe flooding Saturday, a day after a tornado briefly touched down in the state's most populous city but caused only a hint of damage.
by Phillip Lucas, Associated Press
1.5.2016
9:03am
Fifteen years after U.S. regulators started assessing damage and health risks at an abandoned Nevada copper mine, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving to designate the contaminated land a Superfund site, a step the state could still oppose.
by Scott Sonner, Associated Press
1.5.2016
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Thailand's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the 2012 conviction of a webmaster for not acting quickly enough to delete online comments deemed insulting to the country's monarchy, a decision decried by rights advocates as another blow to freedom of...
by Grant Peck, Associated Press
1.5.2016
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A spokesman for Turkey's president says the country will increase security following a spate of cyberattacks last week that affected government websites and some banks.
by The Associated Press
1.5.2016
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The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing the company to billions of dollars in penalties for clean air violations.
by Michael Biesecker and Eric Tucker, Associated Press
1.5.2016
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Beijing was enveloped in eye-watering, throat-irritating smog on Saturday as the second red alert of the month went into effect in the Chinese capital, forcing many cars off the roads and restricting factory production.
by The Associated Press
12.30.2015
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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval approved a $335 million incentive package to attract upstart electric carmaker Faraday Future's billion-dollar factory to a hard-hit Las Vegas suburb, even though the company has yet to unveil a concept car or bring a product...
by Michelle Rindels, Associated Press
12.28.2015
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A hacking group said Thursday it has crashed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official website to protest Japan's plans to hunt whales.
by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
12.22.2015
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged on Thursday that he used a personal email account to conduct some government business during his first months on the job.
by The Associated Press
12.22.2015
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The head of Toyota Motor Corp. stepped down Monday as vice president of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as organizers acknowledged the cost of hosting the games will be far higher than originally thought.
by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
12.22.2015
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Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton moved past the rancor over a breach of her campaign's valuable voter data, shifting Saturday night's debate into a pointed but polite discussion of national security, Americans'...
by Julia Pace and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press
12.22.2015
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In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices...
by Ellen Knickmeyer and Scott Smith, Associated Press
12.15.2015
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At the height of Europe's vacation season, a young man with French and Belgian IDs caught a ferry from southern Italy to Greece. He and a companion returned to Italy four days later, then hit the road for France.
by Lori Hinnant, Associated Press
12.15.2015
8:00am
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A small group of Volkswagen engineers began working as early as 2005 on emissions cheating software after they were unable to find a technical solution to U.S. emissions controls as the automaker pushed into the North American market, executives said...
by David Rising and Kerstin Sopke, Associated Press
12.15.2015
7:45am
A shadowy cyber-espionage group that sent malware to the prosecutor whose mysterious death transfixed Argentina early this year has been hitting targets in left-leaning nations across South America, the Internet watchdog group Citizen Lab reported...
by Frank Bajak, AP Technology Writer
12.15.2015
7:30am
Netflix is upgrading the parental leave policies covering hundreds of hourly workers in its DVD-by-mail division after being skewered for giving more generous baby benefits to the better-paid engineers and other employees in its more popular Internet...
by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer
12.15.2015
7:15am
The woman called herself Flaming Lee, an English name she picked when she was 10 years old, long before she got into the dirty business of counterfeit goods. Her job as a private investigator sometimes took her to client meetings at Dubai's seven-star...
by Erika Kinetz, Associated Press
12.15.2015
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